Force Majeure further extended

21 Apr 2020 / Visakhapatnam, India

Due to the lockdown extension until 3 May 2020, the circular issued by this office on 31 March 2020 regarding Force Majeure declaration is extended until 3 May 2020.

The whole of India is on shutdown on 22 March and lockdown from 24 March up to 4 May, due to the onset of corona virus… Central Government ordered a lockdown of 75 districts (including Visakhapatnam) from 22 March and the whole country from 24 March.

In view of this extraordinary situation, it is impossible to carry out normal operations at the Port of Visakhapatnam, in spite of GOI declaring Port Services as essential services.

Accordingly, it is hereby declared and confirmed that Force Majeure conditions prevail at the Port of Visakhapatnam from 22 March 2020 to 4 May 2020.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in India, contact GAC India at [email protected])

Source: Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Circular dated 15 April 2020

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